When you need to give someone a really quick overview of a complex or lengthy topic, an infographic can be a good approach. Infographics are great for making complicated information easy to digest. Consider using one anytime you want to:

  • Provide a quick overview of a topic
  • Explain a complex process
  • Display research findings or survey data
  • Summarize a long blog post or report
  • Compare and contrast multiple options
  • Raise awareness about an issue or cause


First: Create an outline

So you've decided you want to create an infographic to help showcase your program's success. Now what? Creating an outline will help you organize your thoughts and ensure that your content will work in an infographic.

Create an infographic outline from existing content using these 3 steps:

  1. Determine the key takeaways of your content
  2. Determine the title, headers, subheaders and facts
  3. Consider the length of paragraphs and points


Next: Pick an infographic template

Once you’ve got your outline, you’re ready to choose an infographic template. Pre-made infographic templates like the ones below can give you the design inspiration you need to get your infographic rolling. You are not required to use one of our templates; but using them as a jumping-off point can be helpful.

If you need instructions for how to use the templates, you can download them here.



Inforgraphic Example











Extension Infographic Templates

Letter Size (8.5" x 11") - InDesign
Letter Size (8.5" x 11") - PPT
Horizontal Halves (8.5" x 5.5", 2-up) - PPT
Vertical Halves (4.25" x 11", 2-up) - PPT

Download a general Extension County example

Program Infographic Templates

4-H Letter Size (8.5" x 11") - InDesign
4-H Letter Size (8.5" x 11") - PPT
4-H infographic assets

Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) - InDesign
Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) - PPT
Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) - assets

Community Development (CD) - InDesign
Community Development (CD) - PPT

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) - InDesign
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) - PPT

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) - InDesign
Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) - PPT

Snap-Ed - InDesign
Snap-Ed - PPT